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  • Race and the Literary Encounterby Lesley Larkin

    Indiana University Press 2015; US$ 29.99

    What effect has the black literary imagination attempted to have on, in Toni Morrison?s words, "a race of readers that understands itself to be ?universal? or race-free"? How has black literature challenged the notion that reading is a race-neutral act? Race and the Literary Encounter takes as its focus several modern and contemporary African American... more...

  • And Christopher Hitchens

    Simon & Schuster 2015; Not Available

    ?America?s foremost rhetorical pugilist.? ?John Giuffo, The Village Voice The death of Christopher Hitchens in December 2011 prematurely silenced a voice that was among the most admired of contemporary writers. For more than forty years, Hitchens delivered to numerous publications on both sides of the Atlantic essays that were astonishingly wide-ranging... more...

  • Teaching Tainted Litby Janet G. Casey

    University of Iowa Press 2015; US$ 27.50

    Popular American fiction has now secured a routine position in the higher education classroom despite its historic status as culturally suspect. This newfound respect and inclusion have almost certainly changed the pedagogical landscape, and Teaching Tainted Lit explores that altered terrain. If the academy has historically ignored, or even sneered... more...

  • Was Huck Black?by Shelley Fisher Fishkin

    Oxford University Press 1994; US$ 34.99

    In a piece of controversial research, the author of this treatise provides evidence that the voice of Mark Twain's most famous literary creation, Huckleberry Finn, was based on that of a black child whom he met in 1870. more...

  • Reconstructing Womanhoodby Hazel V. Carby

    Oxford University Press 1990; US$ 59.99

    Covering the period between the 1850s and the turn of the century, this study of 19th century narratives depicts an era of intense cultural and political activity when Afro-American women first began to emerge as novelists. more...

  • A Republic of Riversby John A. Murray

    Oxford University Press 2006; US$ 29.99

    "The spell of Alaska," Ella Higginson wrote in 1908, "falls upon every lover of beauty who has voyaged along those far northern snow-pearled shores...or who has drifted down the mighty rivers of the interior which flow, bell-toned and lonely, to the sea....No writer has ever described Alaska; no one writer ever will; but each must do his share, according... more...

  • American Renaissanceby F. O. Matthiessen

    Oxford University Press, USA 1968; US$ 54.99

    Book 1 From Emerson to Thoreau. Book 2 Hawthorne. Book 3 Melville. Book 4 Whitman more...

  • Tears of Rageby Shelly Brivic

    LSU Press 2008; US$ 24.95

    In this provocative study, Shelly Brivic presents the history of the twentieth-century American novel as a continuous narrative dialogue between white and black voices. Exploring four of the most renowned and challenging works written between 1930 and 1990 -- William Faulkner's Absalom, Absalom!, Richard Wright's Native Son, Thomas Pynchon's V., and... more...

  • William Faulkner, William James, and the American Pragmatic Traditionby David H. Evans

    LSU Press 2008; US$ 24.95

    In William Faulkner, William James, and the American Pragmatic Tradition, David H. Evans pairs the writings of America's most intellectually challenging modern novelist, William Faulkner, and the ideas of America's most revolutionary modern philosopher, William James. Though Faulkner was dubbed an idealist after World War II, Evans demonstrates that... more...

  • Faulkner's Imperialismby Taylor Hagood

    LSU Press 2008; US$ 29.95

    In Faulkner's Imperialism, Taylor Hagood explores two staples of Faulkner's world: myth and place. Using an interdisciplinary approach to examine the economic, sociological, and political factors in Faulkner's writing, he applies postcolonial theory, cultural materialism, and the work of the New Southernists to analyze the ways myth and place come... more...